TV Review: ‘Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin”

With:

Cast: Paul McCartney, Chas Chandler, Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding, Billy Cox, Ernie Isley, Steve Winwood, Eddie Kramer, Billy Gibbons, Vernon Reid, Dweezil Zappa, Faye Prigdon, Al Hendrix, Lou Adler, Linda Keith, Michelle Phillips, David Fricke

The genius of Jimi Hendrix is far too expansive to be crammed into two hours, and for anyone still unconvinced of his brilliance — assuming there are such people — a simple listen to any of his records or glimpse through the many existing docs of his concerts would be the most instructive use of that time.

That said, PBS American Masters’ “Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’” does an admirable job covering all the bases, and contains just enough new interviews and unseen footage to make it worth a look for the already experienced, though a bolder approach might have attracted more love.

TV Review: 'Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin''

Production:

Director: Bob Smeaton

Cast:

Cast: Paul McCartney, Chas Chandler, Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding, Billy Cox, Ernie Isley, Steve Winwood, Eddie Kramer, Billy Gibbons, Vernon Reid, Dweezil Zappa, Faye Prigdon, Al Hendrix, Lou Adler, Linda Keith, Michelle Phillips, David Fricke

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